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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

PALSY

DEFINITION:
Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In his third season doing TV play-by-play for the White Sox, Jason Benetti has become a familiar figure to the baseball community, as have his cerebral palsy and the distinct limp that goes with it.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/21/2018

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Levee

An embankment built to prevent flooding

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.


2. Alliteration

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

A rebirth or revival.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables


3. Guerrilla

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.


4. Formidable

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


5. Fallacy

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

To stress or emphasize; intensify

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


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